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July/August 2017
Volume 61, Number 6
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How to Find Hope in the Humanless Economy
Robots could take half of our jobs in the next decade. Here’s why Christians have nothing to fear.


Immigrants Are Reshaping American Missions
Latino congregations are launching their own international partnerships to support ministries and churches in their homelands.
Wait Upon the Drop
Why churches are turning to club music to elevate praise.
Why Christians Are Abandoning the Orphanage
A new focus on the family is changing how Christians care for abandoned and neglected children.
From Jonathan Edwards to Jerry Falwell
Pulitzer Prize–winner Frances FitzGerald looks at the long history behind evangelical political activism.
Christ’s Transfiguration Is a Sneak Preview of Our Future
Jesus’ transformation on the mountain might have more to do with us than we think.
The Fight for Social Justice Starts Within
Only a vibrant inner life can sustain the activist’s soul.
A Theology of Play
We don't have to always be doing something useful.
What Brilliant Psychologists Like Me Are Learning About Humility
Measuring meekness can help the church as long as we remember the only One who had something to brag about.


You Have God’s Blessing to Say ‘God Bless America’
Why a faith that transcends all nations leaves room for patriotic devotion.
How God Keeps it Together
When our life unravels, He holds the threads.
Evangelism, Iranian Style
Amid persecution and a travel ban, Iran’s youth want community and transformation from within.
3 Ways to Prevent Bible Study Dropouts
What really keeps us engaged with the discipline of studying Scripture.


Spiritual Longing on the Silver Screen
How the makers (and watchers) of movies are engaged in a kind of prayer.
Why Churches Should Give Gifted Women a Chance
God's people can't unite against the Enemy when half of them are on the sidelines.
Wilson's Bookmarks
From John Wilson, editor of Education & Culture at
Do We Need a Stronger Word for 'Faith'?
Why theologian Matthew Bates would have evangelicals profess ‘allegiance’ to Christ.
How Dogs Help Us Experience Sabbath Rest
An excerpt from 'The Grace of Dogs.'


Are Christians Donating Too Directly to Missions?
When helping hurts the professional helpers.
Gleanings: July/August 2017
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our July/August issue).
Want to Help Christians Stay in the Middle East? Start with Your Vacation.
Both pilgrims and pleasure seekers allow Arab believers to resist exodus amid ISIS.

More from this Issue

Our July/Aug Issue: The Upside of Disruption
How unwelcome change can lead to a fuller life.
Reply All
Responses to our May issue via letters, tweets, and Facebook posts.
How God Sent His Word to An Iraqi Interpreter
I saw an American soldier reading his Bible, and I wanted to know more.